Monday April 21, 2014
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'Countdown to large ground operation in Gaza has begun'
Rocket scores direct hit on Netivot home, dozens treated for shock • Netanyahu meets foreign ambassadors to lay the groundwork for large offensive in Gaza • Hanegbi: Air power has run its course. Hamas has forgotten the lessons from Operation Cast Lead.
 
Yoav Limor | Not quiet on any front
Israel faces similar dilemmas on the southern front against Hamas and the northern front against the Syrian army. How hard to respond?
 
Hezi Sternlicht | The real risk in the Israeli economy
There are so many corrupt, giant corporations and they are gaining more political power.
Zalman Shoval | The triumph of shared interests
Only a complete ignoramus would think that Obama is out to settle old scores with Netanyahu in his second term.
Yaakov Ahimeir | Obama's Olmert problem
By tying Olmert's decision to the U.S. election outcome, his advisers effectively pigeonholed Obama as a major opposition figure in Israeli politics.
Aharon Lapidot | Petraeus' honor
Petraeus realized that honor was more important than career, and we can at least appreciate that.
Israel dragged into Syrian civil war for first time
In response to errant mortar shelling from Syria reaching IDF outpost in Golan Heights, army fires antitank missile into Syria for first time since 1973 • Move appears to be warning to Syrian army to keep skirmishes with rebels from spilling over.
Sex, lies, and intercepted emails in Petraeus case
The Petraeus news caught much of Washington by surprise and members of Congress said Sunday they want to know more details about the FBI investigation that revealed the extramarital affair between the head of the CIA and his biographer.
Lieberman: Abbas' actions render any future agreement meaningless
Despite Obama opposition to Palestinian unilateral moves at U.N., Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas says he is intent on pushing forward bid for becoming a nonmember state.
'Arabs want equal rights, but do not contribute to the state'
MK Faina Kirshenbaum says at a conference in Jerusalem that Israeli Arabs do not contribute to the state despite that they demand equal rights • She also says they are an economic burden on the state.
Olmert expected to decide on election plans this week
Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert returns to Israel on Tuesday from a trip to the U.S. and is expected to announce his decision on running in the upcoming elections • Former Kadima chair Tzipi Livni awaits his decision.
Dan Margalit | The anointing of a thorn bush
Some senior Likud politicians will hail Olmert's return to politics so they can easily remind the public of his criminal conviction, rather than deal with Labor party leader Shelly Yachimovich.
Lee Zeitouni case moves to France
The case of a hit and run in Tel Aviv in September 2011 in which Lee Zeitouni was killed given to an investigative judge in France after her family filed a complaint • Zeitouni's father: We accept the move and hope they will be brought to justice.
Facebook page campaigns to prevent Tibi's election to Knesset
Israel Now Facebook page receives more than 40,000 electronic signatures to prevent MK Ahmad Tibi from winning a seat in the Knesset in upcoming elections • Poll reveals Tibi is most popular Arab MK among Arab Israelis.
Raised 'in an atmosphere of racism and hate'
Abdelghani Merah, brother of the French terrorist who killed four Jews in March, releases book on how parents raised them on anti-Semitism • Abdelghani pledged at killer's funeral to tell of the atmosphere of hate that led to easy Salafi recruitment.
Exclusive: Health Ministry was aware of abuse at Neve Yaakov
Reports of personnel abusing patients at the private psychiatric hospital reached the ministry a year and a half ago • A complaint was submitted to police only in April.
Financial benefits bring Israeli expats back to Israel
According to statistics, 29,679 Israelis returned to Israel in the past two years • Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: Every returning citizen is a unique contribution to the development of our dynamic economy.